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See the glorious Isle of Wight on Penelope Keith’s new coastal villages series

penelope keith and Dave Wheeler

The Isle of Wight looks absolutely gorgeous on Penelope Keith's new series on ITV featuring coastal villages around the UK. You can watch again if you missed it earlier this week.

Friday, 15th December, 2017 5:42pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

SWR willing to add earlier first train and change Island Line timetable

no smoking on shanklin train

South Western Railway have shown a willingness to change the Island Line timetable so that cross-Solent services can do the same to meet the new proposed mainland train times.

Friday, 15th December, 2017 4:49pm

By Chris Quirk

34 people responded to consultation on secondary education in Sandown

school playground

Altering The Bay Primary to deliver provision up to 16 is a step closer. The council also reveal that only 34 people responded to the public consultation about changes to secondary education in Sandown.

Friday, 15th December, 2017 11:28am

By IW Council Press Office

Floating Bridge: Awaiting delivery and fitting of ‘part’ before resuming (updated)

floaty and crane

The floating bridge came back into service on Monday morning, was suspended by Wednesday evening and is still out of action today (Friday).

Friday, 15th December, 2017 10:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Council leader gives ‘truly disappointing performance’ during floating bridge debate says Cowes councillor

floating bridge cowes

Cllr Neil Oliver reports back from the Cowes Town Council meeting which saw both the Leader and CEO of the Isle of Wight Council attend to answer questions about the floating bridge. He declared the performance of the leader as "truly disappointing".

Friday, 15th December, 2017 8:42am

By Neil Oliver with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight homes chuck out more than half a tonne of rubbish each year which is not recycled

Piano keys

Each household on the Isle of Wight chucks out rubbish that wasn't recycled with the equivalent weight of a Grand Piano each year. There's some good news with improvements though.

Thursday, 14th December, 2017 6:01pm

By Ralph Blackburn with 5 readers' comments

Miami show for Isle of Wight potter’s latest exquisite work

sue and sebastian

Highly acclaimed Isle of Wight potter, Sue Paraskeva, has recently collaborated with Sebastian Cox for a show in Miami. See her work and read the Crafts Council interview.

Thursday, 14th December, 2017 5:12pm

By Sally Perry

Portrait by Isle of Wight photographer on billions of £10 notes

the ten pound note

Amazing! For 15+ years you, and most of England, walked around with a portrait taken by Isle of Wight photographer in your pocket - on a £10 note.

Thursday, 14th December, 2017 12:45pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Brighstone local selected as Isle of Wight LibDem candidate for Central Wight

nick stuart lib dem

A Brighstone resident has been selected as LibDem candidate in Isle of Wight council by-election for Central Wight seat.

Thursday, 14th December, 2017 9:34am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 16 readers' comments

Christ the King accuse Isle of Wight council of lying in latest round of public ding dong


In a detailed response starting with 'categorically untrue' and laden with 'refutes', Christ the King College lay out their stall, including disclosing that after they couldn't raise the £4m to buy the building, CtK signed up for a £10m hire purchase agreement instead.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 2:53pm

By Gemma Long with 7 readers' comments

Rise in those claiming out of work benefits on the Isle of Wight

Job seeking

Figures for the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits in November 2017 have been released.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 2:30pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Local politicians respond to Christ the King College debt row

five chairs

An Island Independent councillor and parliamentary candidates for the Greens, Labour and LibDem share their views on the current row between the Isle of Wight council and Christ the King College.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments